Monday, January 14, 2013

Nesting- Part 2

Last week, I shared that the nesting has begun.  Boy, has it begun!
If you missed my first project, then you can read about it here.
Remember the cool wall decal we found months ago?  I was so excited to see our Cooper's name among my children in the entryway of our home.
Well, as most everyone knows, WE were not planning on bringing home two boys this time.  So, after listening to God's call and deciding to bring Connor home as well... our wall needed an upgrade!
Now, the first thing that the boys will see when they come to their new home is that they belong here!
But, cosmetic, decorative changes are not all that is required when bringing two more boys home.
There are many, more practical things that need to be done around the house and while I am waiting for our Travel approval to come, what better time to work on these things?
This room is the center of our lives.
The table where we eat together,
 play games together,

 and study God's word together.
If you are observant, you will notice that we only have 6 chairs.
First logistical problem when becoming a family of 7!
An additional project that Tom took on was some organization.  We had these various bookshelves around the house, so he painted them all black and placed them along one wall in our eating area.
Now we have all our devotinal books and Bibles within arms reach as well as all HIS cookbooks.
 (I don't cook, y'all!)
We also found these really cute green baskets on the after Christmas clearance sale.
Now, we have a place for the mail and other assorted items that no longer clutter up our counters!
(Insert happy mama here!)
The coolest part of this room???
Check this out!
Cameron and I were a little stir crazy Saturday with all the sickies around the house, so we took Tommy and headed out to the Goodwill to kill some time and look around.
Look what we found!
In case you don't read Mandarin...
This is a beautiful, hand-written Bible verse.
Colossians 1:3-5 to be exact!
What makes this even cooler is that Colossians 1:3 is the very last verse that we memorized as a family.
God is so good!
He gave me that print, matted and framed, to match the black bookshelves, no less!!!
And at a price that I could afford to pay!
On the opposite wall, I decided to hang a couple of pictures till I make a final decision on what I want to do over there.

I can't wait until we have all 5 of our boys in a picture together! 


Randi said...

I loved seeing what you're doing there. Great ideas, and that Goodwill find is a BIG WOW! Amazing!

Rylands family said...

Thanks Randi! I plan to share their bedrooms soon. We've been in sorting and purging mode around here!

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Justine said...

That is super cool! Love it when God does little things like the scripture verse. And love your black book cases!

Tonya Garrick said...

It all looks great! I'm a little jealous of your organizational skills!:)